Startup Tour

#Business Angel

Le 24 septembre 2019
De 12:30 PM à 6:30 PM

BNP Paribas Auditorium

Jurys Members
Fabrice Grinda
Fabrice Grinda
Co-founder @ FJ Labs
Frederic Mazzella
Frederic Mazzella
Founder & Chairman and Co-President @ Blablacar and France Digitale
Matt Salzberg
Matt Salzberg
Founder & Executive Chairman @ Blue Apron
Luc Julia
Luc Julia
CTO & SVP of Innovation @ Samsung
VP of AI @ Facebook
Adele Maynes
Adele Maynes
Head of Anthropological Research & Strategic Innovation @ Evenbrite
CEO - Principal @ Upneo LLC
Nicola Palmer
Nicola Palmer
Senior Vice President of Technology & Product Development @ Verizon
Naomi Mulgrave
Naomi Mulgrave
Vice President, Head of Strategy and Innovation @ Prudential International Insurance
Philippe Ricard
Philippe Ricard
COO @ BNP Paribas
Jean-Yves Fillion
Jean-Yves Fillion
CEO @ BNP Paribas
Lucia Sinapi Thomas
Lucia Sinapi Thomas
EVP Capgemini Ventures Managing Director @ Capgemini
We will talk about

Unlock business opportunities and meet with our network of corporates, startups, and investors.

As part of the 3rd edition of the Startup Tour, FrenchFounders is thrilled to welcome key industry leaders who will serve as keynote speakers on the occasion of the Transatlantic Leaders Forum, discussing issues pertaining to the theme of Innovation and Tech industries.

Organized by FrenchFounders and BNP Paribas, the 2019 Startup Tour Grand Finale is the must-attend networking event of the year. With over 190 applications received in the Americas, only 7 French and 3 American startups will pitch their project in front of an outstanding jury and international FrenchFounders members.

7 French entrepreneurs with aspirations to expand in North America will be selected for the French competition of the Startup Tour.

  • Toronto: Sampler with Marie Chevrier, Founder 
  • San Francisco: Crossing Minds with Alexandre Robricquet, CEO & Co-founder
  • Mexico: Decidata with Jean-Matthieu Grappe, Co-founder
  • New York: Ubees with Maximilian Ebrard, Group CFO & CTO
  • Paris: Datadome with Fabien Grenier, CEO 
  • Boston: AceUp with Will Guillaume Foussier, CEO & Co-founder
  • Los Angeles: YOBS with Frederico Dubini, Co-founder & COO

In addition to focusing on French entrepreneurs, 3 American entrepreneurs looking to gain a foothold in France will pitch at the Grand Final:

  • Kova Rachel Benyola, Founder, CEO
  • ParkwiseAlexander Shvartz CEO and co-founder 
  • OndaVia: Merwan Benhabib, Co-Founder & PhD VP of Engineering

Judged by Outstanding Juries Members (more to come)

Masters of Ceremony


  • 12.30 pm - 1 pm: Registration opens / Lunch Time
  • 1.30 pm - 1.50 pm: Introduction by FrenchFounders + Jean-Yves Fillion, CEO @BNP Paribas 
  • 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm: Conference with 3 fireside chat + 2 keynote speech
  • 4.00 pm - 4.30 pm: Networking coffee break
  • 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm: Grand Finale of the Startup Tour with 10 startups pitch
  • 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm: Deliberation of the jury members + Les Echos Awards + Winners Announcement
  • 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm: End of the event + VIP cocktail powered by La FrenchTech

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Who is attending?

  • FrenchFounders members
  • Investors & US Venture Capital Firms
  • Corporates & Top-Executives
  • Startups & Entrepreneurs

BNP Paribas Auditorium